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Overriding Term Availability Settings

Filed in LMS by on April 25, 2018 0 Comments
Overriding Term Availability Settings

If you are getting an error message that indicates you cannot set an assignment due date because it is outside the official term dates, there is a way to easily over-ride this. For courses that start/end on a schedule outside of the official academic calendar (e.g. WPI Online courses), you can go into the course Settings, […]






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My Top 5 (Free-ish) Cool Tools that Integrate into Canvas

My Top 5 (Free-ish) Cool Tools that Integrate into Canvas

Canvas has this great wealth of tools that are just waiting to be deployed into your course.  These tools are located in Canvas’ EduAppCenter.  There are hundreds of apps in the EduAppCenter, so I thought I’d summarize just a few of the interesting ones available there, and some others that are available on the web.  Many of these tools are free, others cost money […]






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AccessChecker, a new content accessibility tool is now available in Canvas!

AccessChecker, a new content accessibility tool is now available in Canvas!

You might have noticed a new item in your Canvas course navigation called AccessChecker.  While Canvas itself is accessible to all users, regardless of disability, content posted to Canvas might require additional modifications to conform to best practices. This tool enables faculty to identify accessibility issues in their Canvas course content. AccessChecker will scan a course, […]






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Poll Everywhere as Back Channel Space for Questions

Poll Everywhere as Back Channel Space for Questions

Have you ever wanted to capture questions from students during a lecture? Do you just know students have questions about the content, but there is always silence when you ask them? I’d love to share a really cool and interesting way of using Poll Everywhere in your classes to solve this problem. Dirk Albrecht is […]






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Drop by our weekly Canvas Clinics – starting August 30th!

Filed in LMS by on August 29, 2017 0 Comments
Drop by our weekly Canvas Clinics – starting August 30th!

Does your Canvas course site need a check up? Come drop by ATC’s “Canvas Clinic” open office hours to get help beginning August 30th and then offered every Wednesday in September. We’ll have staff on-call for your Canvas design questions, tech support, or just reassurance or feedback.  No appointments necessary, walk-ins welcome.  We’ll be in Anderson Lab […]






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Announcing our 2nd Annual Canvas Camp workshop!

Announcing our 2nd Annual Canvas Camp workshop!

This 1/2 day session will feature 4 brief (~25 min) rotating sessions throughout the 3 hour block, and an open session for the final hour. Come for the snacks, stay for the learning!

Where? Anderson Labs and Tech Suites
When? August 21st 1pm-4pm











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Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

Filed in LMS, Multimedia, Useful Tools by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Let’s Get Video Into Canvas

There’s a new way to store and share videos on campus, and it can be directly within Canvas. You’re all set up, and you can start using it today!











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When the course must go on…

Filed in Miscellaneous by on February 7, 2017 0 Comments

As more winter weather descends upon the region this week, we thought it might be a good idea to post a friendly reminder about two services that the ATC has available that can help facilitate the delivery of academic content, even from off-campus. Want to record lecture video from your home (or office)?  Consider using P-Cap! […]






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Choosing How to Display your Videos in Canvas

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 31, 2017 0 Comments






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Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

Filed in Miscellaneous by on January 9, 2017 0 Comments
Plagiarism detection and Canvas: what are my options?

With the migration to Canvas, maintaining support for anti-plagiarism functionality was important to the LMS Task Force. Thus, WPI has integrated VeriCite software for use within our instance of Canvas. As with the previous anti-plagiarism functionality within Blackboard, VeriCite will scan text-based files (e.g. .docx, .pdf, .txt, etc.) for unoriginal content by checking the file against an internal WPI […]






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